A WAR CATECHISM
Questions and Answers Concerning the Great World War, Its Causes and Progress; Our Country's Part in it; Our Duties as Citizens,—by W. W. Earnest, Superintendent of Schools, Champaign, Illinois.
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Note: The following arrangement in the form of a catechism of the main facts necessary to an understanding of the war situation up to the middle of April, 1918, was made for the convenience of teachers of all grades, high school and elementary, in selecting material to present to their pupils. The compiler wishes to acknowledge indebtedness to Professor Lawrence M. Larson, Professor of History in the University of Illinois, for a critical reading and suggestions which have very much reduced the probability of material error in any statement of fact and have led to some valuable additions. First published at the end of January for the home schools, about two hundred cities are now using it.
At the present time, May, 1918, is the United States of America
engaged in war? Yes, we have been in the greatest war ever known for one year.
When did this war begin? About the first of August, 1914.
When did the United States enter the war ? April 6, 1917.
How many countries have been in this war ? Twenty-six, twenty-two on our side and four against us.
What are the four enemy countries? The United States has declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary; and Bulgaria and Turkey are helping these countries.
What twenty-two countries are or have been at war against the
four or against some of the four? Belgium, Serbia, Prance, Great Britain, Montenegro, Italy, Greece, Brazil, Japan, China, Cuba, Portugal, Liberia, Panama, San Marino, Siam, Roumania, Russia, the United States, Nicaragua, Uruguay (?), Guatemala. The status of Uruguay is doubtful.
Which of these are defeated and have made peace ? Russia and Roumania.
What countries have lost all or nearly all of their territory but
are continuing the fight? Belgium, Serbia and Montenegro.
Which ones are very small in war power? Cuba, Liberia, Panama, San Marino, Uruguay, Guatemala.
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